Australia Day in Parramatta is one of the largest Australia Day celebrations in NSW and offers a unique experience which showcases and celebrates all there is to love about Australia and its people through food, live music, a broad range of fun activities for people of all ages and finally, for all cultures to come together to celebrate what it is to be Australian.
Kid's Crescent | 10am-2pm
Face painting will be available at the Kid's Crescent, so make sure you get your kids lined up for a face painting makeover.
EXPLORE ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S OLDEST COLONIAL SITES
Dairy Cottage | 10am-3pm
Experience a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Dairy Cottage Precinct in Parramatta Park during Australia Day in Parramatta between 10am - 3pm (tours are run hourly). Get a sneak peak into the fascinating history of the sunken dairy via a guided tour led by City of Parramatta’s Host & Guides including interpretive and artefacts displays.Built in 1796, the precinct provided milk, butter and cheese to the colony’s first governors.
Cost: Gold coin donation
Location: Between Byrnes and Long Avenue at the northern end of Parramatta Park
LOVE A TOUR? Book your next tour via Eventbrite or contact the Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre on 8839 3311.
OLD GOVERNMENT HOUSE OPEN DAY
Dairy Cottage | 10am-4pm
The National Trust of Australia NSW warmly opens the doors to UNESCO World Heritage Listed Old Government House to offer visitors an insight into Australia's oldest public building between 10am to 4pm. Come and join us for a taster-tour of Australia’s oldest public building and experience the grandeur of the Georgian era at this World Heritage listed site. Afterwards, grab a gourmet sausage and head out to explore the rides and attractions on offer in the park.
Cost: Gold coin entry
Parramatta Heritage Rides will be running 3 one-hour rides showcasing a sample of Parramatta's heritage, including St Johns Cemetery and the Indigenous river pathway. Book in at parramattaheritagerides.net
Across site | All day
Don't miss fun games, giveaways and activities with our event sponsors including Dial Before You Dig, Nova, Sydney Water Chill Zone, Discover Parramatta and more!
The Crescent | 9pm
End the night with a bang as we ring out Australia Day with a massive fireworks spectacular! Enjoy a ten-minute fireworks and pyrotechnic display set to NOVA’s music soundtrack.